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In September, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit New England.  While I was there, made a surprise visit to The Pieceful Quilters in Middleboro, Mass.


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The shop is FILLED with inspiration, fabric, notions and fun!

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 The owners, Jan and Kay are the best!  We chatted and had a blast.






They do carry many of my fabrics from Avlyn, such as Belle Fleur!

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As we left their shop, filled with inspiration and still smiling from our visit, I spotted  a cranberry bog being harvested.

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Fall has come to middle Tennessee, with cooler temps and rain. . . lots and lots of rain!

Even thought it is raining, I want to decorate my front porch before I leave for Fall Quilt Market. I dug around in the attic to find the Fall decorations I’ve used for several years. Ah, here they are!

I found this pumpkin at a local store, several years ago. They had a candle in it, which was very cute. However I decided to fill it with fall leaves and ivy. It is a perfect accent for the porch.

Other silk leaves were wound around a garden topiary to create a focal point and mums fill a vase.

The ferns still look good, so they will stay in place, at least for now.

I found the “Fall” plaque at another local store. I decided to hang it over my fall wreath. I liked the effect.


As I look at the plaque, I see some wonderful colors for a quilt: burnt orange, cranberry, golden yellow, yellow green with a pop of blue.

Now back to packing for Quilt Market and Festival!

What a busy time!  Quilt Market and Festival is so close!

Fall-2009I will be debuting three new lines. Here is a sneak peek!

My husband, Rick took this photo with my phone!  The UPS package with my fabric samples had arrived and I had spread them out on the kitchen island. I guess you can tell by my grin, I’m excited about the fabrics!I’ll share more details about the fabrics soon!

 So much to do before Market! I’m quickly working on quilt samples for these lines. The patterns are written and the piecing is underway. . . wow, these fabrics are beautiful.  (She said in a most humble fashion.)

Class supplies for my Quilt Festival are being packed. . . fabric, patterns, handouts all need to be sorted, packed and shipped soon.

My Schoolhouse presentation is almost finished and so are my visuals for the presentation.

Now, back to my list!

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